MIAMI ( – University of Miami Hurricanes defense tackle Micanor Regis was suspended for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech for violation of team rules.

According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro, the specific violation of rules was that Regis punched a University of North Carolina wide receiver in the groin during last weekend’s game against the Tar Heels.

“Micanor’s actions in the North Carolina game will not be tolerated,” said head coach Al Golden in a statement. “We expect our players to represent our program with class on and off the field, and when they do not, there are consequences. Quite honestly I’m embarrassed and I just apologized to Coach Withers and shared that sentiment.

Regis also gave the following statement about his actions.

“I’m truly sorry for my foolish actions Saturday during the North Carolina game,” said Regis. “It was hurtful, wrong and embarrassing to both football programs, to both schools and to the millions of college football fans that were watching. Specifically, I want to apologize to Dwight Jones, Coach Withers and the entire UNC football team. I am hoping and praying that you all forgive me for my actions.”

Regis had 22 tackles, one sack, 2 pass defenses, and one forced fumble on the season.

The loss of Regis makes UM’s job this Saturday against Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense that is currently ranked number 2 in the country, averaging 348 yards per game, according to


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